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05.07.2024

Revolution wood! Schöningen and the earliest wooden artefacts of humankind

Internationale Konferenz anlässlich des 30jährigen Jubiläums der Entdeckung der Schöninger Speere vom 24. bis 26. Oktober 2024 im Forschungsmuseum Schöningen und im Niedersächsischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege.

Organisiert von:
Dirk Leder, Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege
Annemieke Milks, University of Reading
Antje Schwalb, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Thomas Terberger, Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege/ Georg-August-University Göttingen

Program

Thursday, 24.10.2024 (Hannover)

Conference Opening & The Schöningen Revolution

14:00
Opening of the meeting by Christina Krafzcyk (President of Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege)
Welcome by Henning Haßmann (Head of State Archaeology)

14:15
Revolution Wood
Antje Schwalb/ Thomas Terberger/ Gianpiero di Maida (Braunschweig/ Hannover)

14:30
General overview Middle Pleistocene threshold
Matt Pope (London)

14:50
Who made the Schöningen spears? Status of the Middle Pleistocene hominin record
Katerina Harvati (Tübingen)

15:10
Schöningen and Beyond – New information on the MIS 9 palaeoenvironment in the Northern Lowlands
Brigitte Urban/ Martin Theuerkauf/ Michael Hein (Lüneburg)

15:30
Discussion

15:50
Coffee break

16:20
Climate Change and Early Humans at Schöningen 300.000 years ago
Sonja Rigterink/ Antje Schwalb (Braunschweig)

16:40
Bones, Tools and Isotopes – New Information on the faunal remains of Schöningen
Thijs. v. Kolfschoten/ Ivo Verheijen (Leiden/ Schöningen)

17:00
Humans and elephants at the Lake Shore – New Results of the Schöningen Excavation
Nicolas Conard/ Jordi Serangeli (Schöningen/ Tübingen)

17:20
More than spears – New results on the wooden remains of Schöningen 13 II-4
Dirk Leder/ Annemieke Milks (Hannover/ Reading)

17:40
The final Lower and Early Middle Palaeolithic in northern Central Europe. An overview
Marcel Weiss (Erlangen)

18:00
Discussion

18:30
Reception

Friday, 25.10.2024 (Schöningen)

8:30
Bus transfer to Forschungsmuseum Schöningen

Hands on – The Wooden Artefacts from Schöningen

10:00–12:00
Discussion of wooden artefacts in the exhibition with

How to systematically record Palaeolithic wood artefacts
Jens Lehmann / Annemieke Milks (Hannover/ Reading)

Wood anatomy, taphonomy and conservation
Michael Sietz/ Tim Koddenberg/ Matthias Vogel (Hannover/ Göttingen)

Deep inside – Analysing the Schöningen wood by CT-scans, MRI, and 3D microscopy
Tim Koddenberg (Göttingen)

12:00
Lunch Break

13:00
Guided tour at the excavation

Wooden Artefacts – new methods and ideas

15:00
BaYaka perspectives on wood selection for children’s and adult spears
Annemieke Milks (Reading) / Sheina Lew-Levy (Durham)

15:20
Diverse uses of sticks. Exploring the throwing function with experimental replication
Luc Bordes (Toulouse)

15:40
Tracing invisible organics: the potential of lithic functional studies in reconstructing prehistoric hafted tools
Noora Taipale, Veerle Rots (Liège)

16:00
From tool-marks to woodworking actions: an experimental program focused on Prehispanic wooden artefacts from the Canary Islands
Paloma Vidal Matutano (La Laguna)

16:20
Discussion

16:50
Coffee break

17:20
Use of wooden throwing sticks among recent hunter-gatherers
Václav Hrnčíř (Leipzig)

17:40
Wood and osseus retouchers from an experimental and traceological perspective
Eva Martellotta (Brisbane)

18:00
Residue analysis of Neolithic wooden artefacts
Ingrid Bertin (Barcelona)

18:20
Discussion

19:00
Conference Dinner and the 30th anniversary of the detection of the Schöningen wooden weapons

20:30
Bus transfer to Hannover

Saturday, 26.10.2024 (Hannover)

Prehistoric Wood Artefacts - a global perspective

08:30
Not humans alone … Chimps use and produce wooden tools too
Lydia Luncz (Leipzig)

08:50
The behavioural significance of wood working in the Middle Pleistocene at Kalambo Falls, Zambia
Larry Barham (Liverpool)

09:10
Poggetti Vecchi, Italy: the wooden artefacts and the use of fire
Binacamaria Aranguren, Silvia Florindi, Stefano Grimaldi, Daniela Puzio, Fabio Santaniello, Anna Revedin (Florence)

09:30
Digging in the past. Aranbaltza's paleolithic wooden tools
Oriol Lopez-Bulto (Barcelona)

09:50
Use of wood and plant remains at Star Carr
Nicky Milner (York)

10:10
Discussion

10.30
Coffee break

Hunting and Innovations

11:00
Middle Palaeolithic Hunting – weapons, lesions and strategies
Gabriele Russo (Tübingen)

11:20
The earliest weapon technologies in Stone Age Africa
Marlize Lombard (Johannesburg)

11:40
Identifying Palaeolithic Weapon Systems. The Case of the Spear-Thrower at Maisières-Canal
Justin Coppe (Liège)

12:00
Lateglacial hunting technology in the North
Mara-Julia Weber (Schleswig)

12:20
The wooden Shigir Idol – a Late Palaeolithic innovation?
Thomas Terberger (Hannover)

12:40
Discussion

13:00
End of conference